It’s only fitting that Pete, who has eclectic interests, presents this eclectic garden. Pete is a graphic designer, farmer, and a jiu jitsu Instructor. So yes, having his own eclectic pocket garden at home is in keeping with his interests.

For people who are highly skilled at a particular art (including martial arts) or craft, and something as life-giving as farming, tools are treated with respect, and even treasured. It’s no surprise, therefore, that Pete likes to keep everything in order which is why he made his own DIY tool rack.

DIY Has Become A Norm

The DIY bug hit foreign lands before the Filipinos started embracing it. Now it is a norm in this country too. People have tapped into their creativity to make something beautiful with their own hands. Recycling and upcycling, whether it be in fashion, in art, or in homemaking, is no longer a novelty.

The pandemic influenced trends in living spaces.

Homebound: The Influence of Covid-19 on Trends in Living Spaces

Influential fashion and design trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort predicted that a “quarantine of consumption” would take place. She encouraged cottage industries and crafts people to shine.

Let it B DIY Videos

We started making DIY video tutorials in 2017. You can see the videos in this link. Alternatively, you can also visit the Let it B | MyBoysen YouTube channel for more DIY project ideas. Do subscribe so that you will get updates quickly when we publish new material.

There are DIY videos that are similar to this DIY Tool Rack, in the sense that these have used some carpentry work. For those who are handy with carpentry tools, try these out:

Max’s Cool Coat Rack

MOVE ON MAX, Episode 4: How to Make a Cool Coat Rack

This is an easy one to make. A coat rack is useful to have in the hallway. Since we usually don’t wear coats dahil ang init most of the time dito sa Pinas, you can hang bags instead or whatever abubot you don’t to bring into the house.

Carlo’s Wooden Coasters

CARLO COMES HOME, Episode 4: Make Your Own Wooden Coasters

Carlo made these coasters for his mom’s fruit and shake bar. I think these can also be nice gifts. You can paint an inspirational word in calligraphy letters on each coaster, then give to your friends these Valentine’s Day!

Dexter and Mia’s Peg Board Organizer

BABY ON BOARD, Episode 4: How to Make a Peg Board Organizer

The new parents made this peg board organizer for their baby’s nursery room but we all know that we can use something like this for the home office or even the kitchen. So go ahead, get cracking with making one that is to your taste.

Sarah and Pete’s Concrete Plant Stand

CONCRETE COUPLE, Episode 4: DIY Concrete Plant Stand

Of course, you can just buy a plant stand from a store, or repurpose a stool and plonk down a potted plant on it. But hey, if you are a DIY enthusiast, this project could be right up your alley. What is different about this project is that concrete is also used aside from wood.

DIY Pallet Shoe Rack

BOARDING BOYS, Episode 5: DIY Pallet Shoe Rack

Are you sharing an apartment with your homies? It is best to be organized in a home that is shared by several people, just as it is good if you can have a schedule for your household chores so that every one is responsible for keeping the house clean.

A shoe rack is something that will help keep your home clean when the minute you enter the front door, you take off your footwear and change to house slippers. It’s healther not to track in dirt into the house.

There are many more DIY projects that are worth making. All you need to do to stay up to date is to subscribe to this blog. You can also surf through this DIY category.


Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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